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10 02, 2018

Building The Plot For Book 3 – The Climb #384

2018-02-10T18:46:51+00:00 February 10th, 2018|Process, The Climb, Writing|0 Comments

Friday 10th February 2017 You’d think after my meeting with Kate yesterday on Book 2’s first draft that I’d be very much thinking about the subplot that needs replacing. But instead, I’ve almost pushed it to the back of my mind.  My creative process works best when it’s in the background. So the focus for [...]

9 02, 2018

Taking Feedback On A Draft – The Climb #383

2018-02-10T01:32:25+00:00 February 9th, 2018|Process, Publishing, The Climb, Writing|1 Comment

Thursday 8th February 2018 Today I met up with Kate to discuss her beta read of book 2. I spent the morning going over her detailed notes and making notes of my own. When reading feedback from a beta reader, there’s a filter you have to put over it.  Just because one reader might have [...]

8 02, 2018

It Doesn’t Get Easier – The Climb #382

2018-02-10T00:57:04+00:00 February 8th, 2018|Process, Publishing, Writing|0 Comments

Wednesday 7th February 2018 There’s a quote I picked up a while back.  Actually it was 2 quotes, from leaders in two completely different fields, but it said the same thing. It never gets easier, you just get better at dealing with it. My writing career feels a bit like this right now. I know [...]

7 02, 2018

Great Books Need A Lot Of Work – The Climb #381

2018-02-08T17:57:10+00:00 February 7th, 2018|Process, Publishing, The Climb, Writing|0 Comments

Tuesday 6th February 2018 There’s this deluded hope you have as a writer.  It’s that, one day, you’ll be good enough that your first draft of a story won’t need any work.  That it’ll go to a beta reader, an editor or agent and they’ll tell you it’s perfect. That doesn’t happen.  It never happens.  [...]

6 02, 2018

Genesis Of A Character – The Climb #380

2018-02-07T00:41:27+00:00 February 6th, 2018|Process, The Climb, Writing|0 Comments

Monday 5th February 2018 Today I created a new character for book 3 and I wanted to spend a little time in today’s The Climb explaining my process of how I came up with them. This character will be a personal bodyguard for the Prince.  He’ll not only keep the Prince safe but be proactive [...]

5 02, 2018

Rearranging The Office – The Climb #379

2018-02-05T14:51:41+00:00 February 5th, 2018|Games, The Climb|0 Comments

Sunday 4th February 2018 Today I decided to tidy up my office space and create a second desk.  I’m playing games online with friends who live locally and it would be nice to be able to invite them around and have a social evening playing online together. I have a couple of old PCs, and [...]

4 02, 2018

Lazy Saturday – The Climb #378

2018-02-05T14:44:50+00:00 February 4th, 2018|Games, Health, The Climb, TV|0 Comments

Saturday 3rd February 2018 I feel like I’ve been really lazy this week.  Whilst there are some weeks where I don’t feel like I get a lot of things done, it’s not usually due to a lack of trying. Yet, this week.  I don’t think I’ll look back at this week and see it being [...]

3 02, 2018

The Need To Consume As A Writer – The Climb #377

2018-02-05T12:40:39+00:00 February 3rd, 2018|Process, The Climb, TV, Writing|0 Comments

Friday 2nd February 2018 If you want to be successful at anything, you pretty much have to follow the same pattern.  Whether it be in sports or creative arts or business, you need to work hard and put in years of grind (most of it unnoticed). That means sacrifice.  That means giving up some leisure [...]

2 02, 2018

February Could Be A Busy Month – The Climb #376

2018-02-02T19:43:42+00:00 February 2nd, 2018|Games, Health, Publishing, The Climb, Writing|0 Comments

Thursday 1st February 2018 I went back to work too early.  I’ve never been one for being off ill and so I’ll drag myself back to work as soon as possible.  But my hand really wasn’t feeling up to a day of use. Over the last day or so I’ve typed a little, I’ve played [...]

1 02, 2018

Taking It Easy – The Climb #375

2018-02-01T17:51:09+00:00 February 1st, 2018|Games, Health, TV|0 Comments

Wednesday 31st January 2018 I had intended to go back to work today but my finger was killing me this morning.  I think I must have moved around in the night and knocked it.  I don’t seem to need to do much for it to really hurt.  Just brushing it against something is enough to [...]